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Library Mashup Competition

Posted July 14th 2009 @ 6:56 pm by Michelle

The Library 2.0 Gang is running a competition for the best library mashup idea.  It doesn’t have to be a working prototype, just an idea of how libraries could use mashups to provide awesome service to their users.  “The only restriction being that it must include library data or functionality somewhere within it.” The competition [...]

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UTS Library Video Competition

Posted June 9th 2009 @ 7:37 pm by neerav

The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Library recently gave students the chance to win $1,000 in the UTS LIB:Flicks 2009 competition. Students submitted short videos (less than 2min) to promote UTS Library services and resources to new undergraduate students The winners were announced the other day at a premier event held in the Library and [...]

New THALI Tags Released

Posted April 15th 2009 @ 8:31 am by techxplorer

This morning I’m pleased to report that an updated version of our popular THALI Tags page has been released. This new version is using the Diverse Group Tag Cloud plugin that we’ve been developing. The THALI Tags page is a tag cloud that is generated by using content analysis of posts on our individual blogs, [...]

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Dr Michael Stephens Appointed 2009 CAVAL Visiting Scholar

Posted March 31st 2009 @ 9:14 pm by snail

Internationally recognised US Web 2.0 commentator, blogger and library academic, Dr Michael Stephens, has been appointed the 2009 CAVAL Visiting Scholar. On behalf of CAVAL and its project partners: CityLibraries Townsville and Dominican University Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Dr Stephens’ research project will seek to measure the value and effect of Learning [...]

Another library 2.0 unconference at SLQ

Posted October 1st 2008 @ 11:46 am by Peta Hopkins

Registrations for the second slq Library 2.0 UnConference are now open. THEME:    Web 2.0. Now what?  DATE:       Thursday 20 November 2008 TIME:         8:30 – 4:30 (coffee available from 8:30am, post-conference drinks from 4:30pm). VENUE:     State Library of Queensland COST:       $40 (includes an admission entry to the Game On exhibition being held at slq, and all [...]

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EndNote vs Zotero

Posted September 30th 2008 @ 8:55 am by techxplorer

Anyone who has spent any time near the information desk in an academic library has heard about the EndNote software. Those of us who have been looking for alternatives generally choose the Zotero Firefox plugin for a whole range of different reasons. Whilst reading my RSS feeds this morning I came across a post entitled [...]

Call For Papers: ALJ and 2.0

Posted February 29th 2008 @ 12:38 pm by snail

The Australian Library Journal is editing a special issue on web 2.0 and the library and information science profession. The issue is being put together by a couple of folk responsible for the recent Beyond the Hype Symposium in Qld. Guest Editors: Helen Partridge and Clare Thorpe Contact: Helen Partridge Email: h.partridge at qut dot [...]

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Online photosharing in Plain English

Posted January 8th 2008 @ 7:27 am by Kathryn Greenhill

Commoncraft have released Online photosharing in Plain English . Enjoy.

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Ten Library 2.0 resolutions for 2008

Posted December 31st 2007 @ 10:59 pm by Kathryn Greenhill

Whether or not you are comfortable with the term Library 2.0, it does have some useful ideas to offer your library. Here’s ten Library 2.0 resolutions to add to your list for 2008. 1. Find out more about your users. It all starts with them. So many new tools, offering so much new promise – [...]

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Self-paced learning for library workers

Posted November 26th 2007 @ 4:30 pm by Peta Hopkins

There are now a number of sites which have developed their own ’23 things’ type staff development activities. In many cases these programs are openly accessible and encourage anyone to join in. 23 things This one really got the ball rolling, with a 9-week program for staff at PLCMC. It listed 23 Things (or small exercises) [...]

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